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Daily Current Affairs 22nd September 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 22nd September 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 22nd September 2023. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 22nd September 2023 Current affairs test.


National News

1. Agricultural Initiatives Unveiled by Finance Minister:

  • Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman introduced programs to modernize India’s agriculture sector. These include the Kisan Rin portal, Ghar Ghar KCC campaign, and Weather Information Network Data Systems (WINDS).
  • The Kisan Rin portal offers farmers details about loans, interest subvention claims, and scheme status, supporting informed financial decisions.
  • The Ghar Ghar KCC campaign’s aim is to ensure every eligible farmer benefits from the KCC scheme. WINDS offers insights into weather trends, essential for agriculture-related decision-making.

International News

2. Notable Absences at Climate Ambition Summit:

  • The Climate Ambition Summit at the United Nations General Assembly on September 21 noticed significant absences – China, USA, and India, accounting for 42% of global greenhouse emissions.
  • The summit aimed to highlight steps towards the Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C goal. 100 world leaders responded to the call from Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, but only 34 states and 7 institutions were permitted to speak.

3. Brucella Canis Infection Surge in the UK:

  • The UK has witnessed a rise in Brucella canis infections in dogs since summer 2020, linked mainly to Eastern Europe. The infectious disease, previously limited to dogs, has affected three Britons.

4. Pakistan’s Upcoming General Elections:

  • The Election Commission of Pakistan announced that general elections would take place in the last week of January 2024. The decision came after the early dissolution of the Shehbaz Sharif government and a required detailed census.

5. Singapore Takes Over Hong Kong in Economic Ranking:

  • According to the Fraser Institute, Singapore has overtaken Hong Kong, ending its 53-year reign as the world’s freest economy, with concerns over Hong Kong’s civil and political freedoms contributing to its decline.

State News

6. Adi Shankaracharya Statue Inaugurated in Madhya Pradesh:

  • Madhya Pradesh’s Chief Minister, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, unveiled a 108-foot tall statue of Adi Shankaracharya on September 21st, emphasizing cultural unity and Sanatan Dharma in the state.

7. ‘Nadi Utsav’ Festival in Delhi:

  • The ‘Nadi Utsav’ festival, celebrating India’s river culture, will occur from September 22nd to 24th, 2023, in Delhi. The event blends discussions and cultural activities, celebrating the heritage linked to India’s rivers.

Banking News

8. RBI Updates on Wilful Defaulters:

  • The Reserve Bank of India has revised its guidelines on wilful and large defaulters, extending the definition and setting a six-month duration for banks to categorize borrowers as wilful defaulters post their loan defaults.

Important Days News

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9. World Rose Day 2023:

  • Celebrated on September 22nd, this day is dedicated to supporting individuals combating cancer, named after Melinda Rose, a Canadian girl who inspired many despite her rare cancer form.

10. World Rhino Day 2023:

  • Every September 22nd, World Rhino Day emphasizes the importance of raising awareness for rhinos and discussions on conservation strategies to protect these majestic creatures.

Summits and Conferences News

11. 14th Edition Of Global Skills Summit Begins in Delhi:

  • This summit aims to devise a plan for a high-quality industry-driven skilling system in India, concentrating on empowering youth and equipping them with industry-demanded skills amidst changing times.

Awards News

12. Chetna Maroo’s Novel Shortlisted For Booker Prize 2023:

  • Indian-origin author Chetna Maroo’s ‘Western Lane’ is among six novels shortlisted for the Booker Prize, revolving around Gopi, an 11-year-old British Gujarati girl.

13. 10-Year Recognition For NMC Of India By WFME:

  • India’s National Medical Commission (NMC) received a 10-year Recognition Status by the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME), indicating Indian medical colleges meet international standards.

14. Swati Nayak To Receive The 2023 Norman Borlaug Field Award:

  • Swati Nayak is honored for her innovative contributions to demand-driven rice seed systems, having made significant impacts on rice farming.

Sports News

15. Support For Sportspersons Under PDUNWFS:

  • Union Minister for Youth Affairs & Sports, Shri Anurag Singh Thakur, acknowledged athletes under the PDUNWFS. This initiative aids sportspersons facing financial challenges, helping in equipment acquisition and training.

Science and Technology News

16. New Marine Tardigrade Named After A.P.J. Abdul Kalam:

  • Researchers from CUSAT identified and named a new marine tardigrade species after late former President of India, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.

17. Urgent Call to Save the World’s Largest Flower:

  • The iconic Rafflesia genus is nearing extinction, with a study from the University of Oxford’s Botanic Garden emphasizing the urgent need for conservation. Most known Rafflesia species lack adequate protection.
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